My blood pressure rises whenever someone uses the term “herstory.”
Number one, it’s incredibly annoying.
Number two, the word is not “hisstory,” as in “his story,” it’s “history.” Think of it as “hi! story!” as in “hello, there is a story here.” That’s where the word comes from: Estoire, story, chronicle. History is a chronicle of stories.
Number three, the way to advance women in history is to write more of our stories and keep on doing it, not to put women on the short bus of the chronicles of time.
Number four, see number one.